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How much does spray foam insulation cost?

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How much does Icynene spray foam insulation cost?

“How much does spray foam insulation cost?” This is one of most typical questions architects and builders will be asked by their clients when they’ve been recommended the modern insulation solution. Yet the answer can be as varied as the cost of the spray foam insulation has a number of variables that influence the final price.

As with most building products, the cost of spray foam insulation will be influenced by variables such as quantity, labor, type and region. Think about how the price of a car is influenced by the options, model and make you choose. For example, an entry level vehicle may start at $12,500 but when you factor in the extras such as metallic paint, automatic transmission, rear spoiler, speaker systems, etc. Then factor on-road delivery and state tariffs… the final sale price will have changed dramatically. As car buyers we think similarly as home buyers when purchasing something.  We want to invest in the best options available that will last, and perform as expected, for the long term. 

So how much does spray foam insulation cost? Focusing on the cost of spray foam insulation may initially deter some from investing in the insulation, yet if you consider the variables that influence the price and think about the return on investment over the long-term, the cost of spray foam cost becomes a wise investment.

Help your clients understand the breakdown of the price of spray foam. The price of spray foam will be influenced by factors including:

  • Spray Foam Type: What kind of spray foam insulation is being used? Does the project require closed-cell insulation or can open-cell spray foam insulation be used? Open-cell spray foam insulation is cheaper than closed-cell and is as equally as effective in residential and commercial projects in providing thermal comfort, air-sealing and moisture management. In fact, open-cell spray foam can actually provide sound attenuation thanks to its soft, sponge-like texture.
     
  • Area: What are the total square feet/area being sprayed? Is the building being completely sprayed with Icynene spray foam insulation or is it only a new addition to the building that needs to be sprayed? Of course, a larger area needing to be insulation will have a higher initial investment than a smaller area, but again, think about the long-term return on investment with reduced energy consumption due to Icynene’s air sealing qualities.
     
  • Labor: Remember to factor in the price of the spray foam contractor’s labor. Unlike painting, spray foam insulation is not a DIY project and requires a certified professional to apply the material throughout the building envelope.  Investing in a certified spray foam contractor will also provide peace of mind.

While not an exhaustive list, it’s clear that the price of spray foam insulation can be varied and there is no one set price for the insulation product. It’s best to remind your clients that while there is a greater upfront investment for spray foam insulation than some of the cheaper insulation materials on the market, the dividends that spray foam insulation pays back immediately and over the long-term will provide a return on investment that will be appreciated by the client.

For a general sense of what spray foam insulation costs, if you choose a light density product the cost can be roughly about $0.44 to $0.65 per board foot while opting for a closed-cell insulation product can cost roughly $0.70 to $1 per board foot. Again, these costs should be regarded as a guide only.

To find out how much it will cost to install ICYNENE in your home, contact your nearest ICYNENE licensed Dealer. Just enter you ZIP code in the space provided.

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22 comments on "How much does spray foam insulation cost?"

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    Prime Energy Group insulated my house this year. Yeah the Icynene was more expensive than fiberglass but since I financed the house for 30 years, my additional cost per month to go with foam was only $48 a month. I am saving around $100 a month on my energy bills compared to if I had gone the way of that itchy fiberglass. I'm no math genius but that savings per month is more than it costs me to add the spray foam so it's a WIN WIN.

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    I invested in Icynene Spray Foam last year and my returns (savings) on this stuff are FAR BETTER than any stock I have ever bought.

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    Icynene may seem expensive at first but the increased comfort in my home, especially my second floor and bonus room over garage, is WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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    Thanks for the responses everyone! It's great to hear from our customers who are living and experiencing the true ROI benefits of having Icynene spray foam installed in their homes. Enjoy!

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    Tom - your nearest licensed spray foam contractor can give you an estimate based on your home's size, SPF material type and quantity. The cost range mentioned above can give you an idea. Cheers.

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    We are currently building & it sounds as if this is the way to insulate. Thanks

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    I am getting quotes now. My utility bill for this beautiful 112 year old home is 800 to 900.00 per month. I am hoping for help from foam. I have very little insulation but a very sound home.

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    Where do you live? I have a 120 yr old farm style house where the average utility costs (gas plus electric) are in the neighborhood of only $200/month. We are on the Illinois/Wisconsin border with four adults living in our 2000 sq ft house and have never had a heating bill over $350 even this past year. Granted we have pine/arbavitae wind protection on three sides of our 1.5 acre parcel and lots of other mature tree shade in the summer but your cost seems exhorbitant. Contact your utility provider for a low or no cost energy audit so you can prioritize your needs. Sounds like you have some serious air leakage issues.

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    Our home is 132 yrs old. When we gutted the 1,750 sq ft house, we opted for spray foam insulation. The cost was $6,000. Our utility costs are under $175/month. I will never want to live in another house that does not have spray foam.

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    2,200 square feet what's the cost for house What about a ceiling can it be done a wall at. A time Do they finance

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    Erin - We recommend speaking to your nearest Icynene contractor. They'll be able to give you an exact quote based on the areas that you would like to have insulated. Icynene spray foam can be applied to walls and ceilings/attics.

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    I spent about 7 thousand dollars insulating my 4000 sq foot beach house 14 years ago. In addition to putting the icynene under the roof deck I had it sprayed underneath the wood stairs and between the 2nd and 3rd floors to give sound insulation. My power bills are so low that I shock my neighbors. Neighbors here with same size house have bills of 400-600 per month for the hot months (about 7 months of the year). My power bills are 110 to 280 per month in the hot months. I have saved far more than I put in, and some of the icynene I put in I just put in for sound- and that worked great too. Running up and down the stairs was a horror when the stairs were put in, and the third floor (wood) was very loud- so before the house was finished I had them spray the icynene there too, so that drove up the total cost of the icynene to about 7thousand. I estimate that over the last 14 years it has paid for itself several times over. It is an excellent product. I was lucky to know someone in the building industry when I built my house who told me about it because I dont think that many people knew about it then.

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    Is this a complicated process for an existing 2 family home that currently has fiberglass insulation in the walls?

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    Hi Pete - there will be additional work required to prepare the home for a spray foam insulation installation if it has existing insulation in the walls, however, your nearest licensed Icynene spray foam contractor will be able to guide you through the process, what is required, what to expect and the options available to you.

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    Hi Allison - if the drywall is already up, there will be some additional work required to have spray foam insulation installed into your home. However, your nearest licensed Icynene spray foam contractor can talk you about the process and the options available to you.

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    My builder installed a spray foam, but used batt insulation between my house and attached garage. He said It is standard practice for our area. Is this the correct way to install? Seems to me it should be sit tight and part of the envelope? Help!

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    Barry - which city and/or county are you in? Give us a call on 1-800-758-7325. We're happy to speak about your specific installation in detail.

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    5 Years now in 2500Ft2 custom house, used spray foam. after 5 years of utility bills- could not be happier with my choice. Heating season the "balance point" is around 50F.-- the place where lights, TV's etc heat the house. A down blanket for your house.

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